The truth is never what it seems. Neither are the people, regardless of who they are.
✅ Mafia romance
✅ Age Gap
✅ Murder mystery
✅ Steamy sex
I knew the past would come back to haunt me. It was only a matter of time before my world came crashing down.
The only thing I didn’t expect was Mateo. The head of the Italian mafia. We were never meant to cross paths; our worlds vastly different.
His green gaze captured me, his touch burning through my defenses. The words he whispered melted away all the years of loneliness. But the secret I kept could get me killed. If he spared me, his rivals wouldn’t. As my secrets unravel, it could cost me everything and everyone I loved.
My Rating: ★★★★
When pursuit of help for her daughter ends in her committing the ultimate crime, Brianna makes it her mission to steer clear of all things organised crime. While her best friends’ balls and knowledge of that world have come in handy once, she prefers to not get involved with their family business.
Unfortunate when her daughter falls ill, she finds herself in need to a job. The job puts her the crossfire of the people she’s gone out of her way to avoid. People like Mateo.
Mateo lives a simple life. One free of commitments, liabilities, and weaknesses. His sole purpose is to lead his family to more wealth and power. Women are plentiful and are only good for one thing. But when he meets Brianna, she’s like no woman he’s ever met. And he wants her- whether she wants him or not.
While Brianna works to keep her secrets hidden, Mateo works to unearth them. She’s worked hard to keep her life as uncomplicated as possible, but she doesn’t realise just how entangled her life really is with the people she’s tried steered clear off. With her life in danger and that of her daughter, and her baby daddy’s family on her tail, she gets more than she bargained for. Will their love be enough to overcome wars that have been held back for decades?
Lies are plentiful, deceit is rife, but there is plenty of love, forgiveness, survival and strength in this story that will leave you all warm and fuzzy.
- Mateo is BAE.